Courtenay Crane is Anishinaabekwe, a member of the Key First Nation in Treaty 4 Territory in Saskatchewan. She spent most of her life in and around Vancouver, and currently lives on the Sunshine Coast. Courtenay is the Media and Communications Manager at FNHIC. She has a B.A. from the University of British Columbia, with a double major in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Geography, with a focus on environment and sustainability. She also has a diploma in Film Production from Vancouver Film School. Courtenay has always worked in creative positions and is interested in using storytelling to create social and environmental change. Some of her former work experience includes working as a Media Manager on Decolonizing Water, an academic research project based at the University of British Columbia. In this role, she created short documentaries about Indigenous water protection initiatives, fresh water security, and Indigenous language revitalization. She worked as a producer at CTV First Story, where she had the opportunity to travel to several Indigenous communities reporting on underrepresented issues. She worked at the Museum of Anthropology creating short films that showcased the artists featured in the Museum, and photographing artwork and events. Courtenay loves hiking, kayaking and scuba diving and can often be found out in nature with a camera in her hands.

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